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**** Web-based Jailbreak Relies On Unpatched iOS PDF Flaw <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/Sfa5A8nBsOw/web-based-jailbreak-relies-on-unpatched-mobile-safari-flaw.ars>
Chris Foresman, Ars Technica
VUPEN Security today identified an issue in PDF handling as the flaw being exploited. A "memory corruption error" can occur when processing font data stored within a PDF file. The memory corruption can then trigger a kernel error that allows elevated privileges, bypassing the sandbox within which iPhone apps typically run. The vulnerability "could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page using Mobile Safari," which is exactly what jailbreakme.com does.
**** Debunking AT&T's 1.44% Dropped Call Claim <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zdnet/Apple/~3/q4NwKaoUhxY/7812>
Jason D. O'Grady, ZDNet
So I came up with a pet theory: how long did voice and the solid connection need to be cut off before it could be registered as a âdropped call?â
**** Mac Gems: Vitamin-R Help You Get Things Done <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=c6f8e1284032677c90f2445569294401>
Jeffery Battersby, Macworld
Vitamin-R is an unusual application that works on the assumption (true in my case) that procrastination is really nothing more than the combination of vague objectives and limited focus. You can get more stuff done if you define specific, small goals that have a dedicated, specific amount of distraction-free time for completion.
**** Testing iPhone 4's Antenna Performance <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zdnet/Apple/~3/uAc12CCHdyE/7821>
Jason D. O'Grady, ZDNet
PA Consulting Group conducted tests that indicate that Appleâs iPhone 4 suffers from more connectivity problems compared to other smartphones.
**** Flipboard (For iPad) <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367338,00.asp>
Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine
If it survives the potential wrath of content owners, Flipboard could be the birth of the personal newspaper.
**** Apple Adds Touches To Its Mac Desktops <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703545604575407301430692156.html?ru=yahoo>
Katherine Boehret, Wall Street Journal
If you can afford it, or if touch gestures simply make you a more productive computer user, the Magic Trackpad is a real asset. It can co-exist with a mouse or totally replace it, if you want. After just minutes of use, I stopped using my mouse altogether.
**** iOS 4 Software Problems Also Plaguing Iphone 3Gs, Users Say <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/08/iphone-3gs-update-ios-4.html>
Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc.'s support forum is piling up with user complaints that their iPhone 3GS, which rolled out last year, is also experiencing slowness, drained battery life, intermittent crashes, rebooting during phone calls and other odd glitches after updating to the new operating system.
**** Doctors Rely On iPhones To Guide Treatment <http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_15669719?&nclick_check=1>
John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News
While medical reference information has long been available through the Internet on computers, physicians like Corby say the ability to instantly access data in any situation and through one-touch technology is changing the way they practice medicine. Asked to choose between having a stethoscope or a smartphone, some doctors say they would choose the latter.
**** KC Approves The iPhone 4 For Sale Here <http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2924117>
Kim Hyung-eun, JoongAng Daily
The Korea Communications Commission announced yesterday that it has given regulatory approval for Appleâs iPhone 4, five days after the U.S. company applied for permission to sell its latest smartphone model here.
**** Essential Mail Shortcuts <http://www.macworld.com/article/153093/2010/08/emailtips.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Joe Kissell, Macworld
Tucked away in Appleâs Mail are a number of useful capabilities that arenât entirely obvious. By taking advantage of these oft-overlooked features, you can save time and effort, and improve the chances that you and your correspondents will connect in a timely way.
**** iPad Clears Government Hurdle In China <http://www.pcworld.com/article/202527/ipad_clears_government_hurdle_in_china.html?tk=rss_news>
Michael Kan, IDG News
Apple's iPad has received a safety certification mark from Chinese regulators, putting it on a path that could see the future release of the popular tablet computer in China.
**** Flickr Find: Creative Griffin Case Mod Nets Owner A Family Of Cases <http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/04/flickr-find-creative-griffin-case-mod-nets-owner-a-family-of-ca/>
Steven Sande, TUAW
If there's anything we love to hear about here at TUAW, it's great customer service. Reader Cristina made our morning with a story of how the team at Griffin Technology went out of their way to turn a bad situation into a happy one for everybody involved.
**** GadgetTrak 3 Locates Stolen Laptops <http://db.tidbits.com/article/11484?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29>
Lex Friedman, TidBITS
Cars use LoJack. For iPads and iPhones, there's MobileMe's Find My iPhone feature. But how do you find your MacBook or MacBook Pro if someone steals it? GadgetTrak Laptop may be the perfect solution.
**** Review: 21.5- And 27-inch iMacs (Mid 2010) <http://www.macworld.com/article/153135/2010/08/mid2010_imacs.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Roman Loyola, Macworld
The iMac continues to be an attractive all-in-one computer for the family, home offices, and business. If youâre looking for a new Mac or youâre thinking about upgrading a desktop Mac thatâs at least a couple of years old, youâll be satisfied with the features and performance, as long as youâre willing to deal with the glossy display.
**** Apple Readies Fix For iPhone Browser Security Hole <http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20012694-260.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Apple>
Erica Ogg, CNET
On Wednesday an Apple spokeswoman said in a statement, "We're aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Tunes To Shake Your Helmet <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=258bf76dbc482b8d82964fe827e860d5>
Roy Furchgott, New York Times
So now there is the Tunebug Shake, which turns a helmet into a speaker, allowing riders to wear safety gear and listen to music without blocking out other sounds.
**** Computing At The Speed Of Light <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25924/?ref=rss&a=f>
The world of computing could change rapidly in coming years thanks to technology that replaces the metal wiring between components with faster, more efficient fiber-optic links.
**** An Academic Rip Van Winkle <http://chronicle.com/article/An-Academic-Rip-Van-Winkle/123707/>
David Hiscoe, The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Without much fanfare, I cashed out my stock options 18 months ago and quietly returned to the academy, after more than 20 years in devoted service to corporate interests.
**** A Writerâs Prayer, Halfway Answered <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/books/04book.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Dwight Garner, New York Times
What âMentorâ is really about, though, is the slow-motion derailment of Mr. Grimesâs own once promising literary career, a process that took his pride before it took his sanity. This is a book about striding up to the brink of success, only to have success disembowel you with a dull steak knife, bow, and then skip away, cackling.
**** How Do You Solve The Shortage Of Overnight Parking Lot Issue? <http://blog.dk.sg/2010/08/03/how-do-you-solve-the-shortage-of-overnight-parking-lot-issue/>
Dee Kay Dot As Gee
Cars need to find a place to park at night. You increase the parking fee, they still need to park there if they have to. How is increasing the fee from $2 to $4 going to help? Besides, I think most of the cars are the car park are season parking. Make not much difference.
Increasing the fee for overnight parking is easy. It looks like action has been taken on the issue. But how effective is this measure?
**** Don't Double Parking Charges, Slap A $50 Fine <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_561603.html>
Su Kim Teck, Straits Times
Non-season-parking motorists should be allowed to use the parking spaces, perhaps marked white or red, only from 7am to 7pm. After 7pm, such spaces must be reserved for season ticket holders.
**** Jurong East MRT Reaches Tipping Point.... <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2010/08/jurong-east-mrt-reaches-tipping-point.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
The denial from the govt and SMRT is causing frustration. Many have taken to filming or taking pictures of the situation as evidence of their unpleasant experience.
**** Retirement Should Be A Personal â Not Public â Choice <http://guanyinmiao.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/retirement-should-be-a-personal-â-not-public-â-choice/>
The basis of a retirement age is positive because it subtly acts as an ending-point for individuals who have worked hard and contributed to the economy for decades; its eradication might conversely push the older workers without granting them the rest they rightfully deserve.
**** Best Beach-Side Eats In Singapore <http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/eat/beachside-eats-812133>
Catherine Ling, CNNGo
**** What Moral Authority, Wong Kan Seng? <http://lostinsingapore.com/2010/08/what-moral-authority-wong-kan-seng/>
Lost In Singapore
What Alan Shadrake did was to point out the flaws in our system, substantiated by facts that he gathered over the years while you attempt to bury the content of his book by threatening criminal defamation, contempt of court against reporters who would quote the offending passages. How then can you expect moral authority to be part of your legitimate rights to rule over us?
**** Is Singapore Growing Too Fast For Comfort? <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100804-0000043/Is-Singapore-growing-too-fast-for-comfort?>
David Boey, Today
Can our infrastructure and our society cope with an influx of foreign workers and new residents of this magnitude? Vibrant economic growth is needed to provide enough meaningful jobs for our citizens. But if growth far exceeds that which can be supported by those in Singapore, perhaps it is time to ask if we should consider forgoing some of it.
**** Singapore Healthcare Sector â Healthy Or Feverish? <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE66Q0DJ20100803>
Eveline Danubrata, Reuters
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**** The Cops Should Be Arrested! <http://singaporedesk.blogspot.com/2010/08/cops-should-be-arrested.html>
While they are quick on the draw to collect from the little men, the SPF was decidedly slow to return what's due.
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**** Is The YOG Really A Shambles? <http://miyagi.sg/2010/08/is-the-yog-really-a-shambles/>
Itâs as if MCYS took on the project thinking, âif we host it, everything else will fall into placeâ, forgetting that youâve got a press whoâll only print what you give them to print, and wonât be motivated to look any further.
**** MAS Takes Supervisory Action Against DBS Bank For Service Outage <http://www.mas.gov.sg/news_room/press_releases/2010/MAS_Takes_Supervisory_Action_Against_DBS_Bank_Ltd_For_Breakdown_of_the_Bank_Mainframe-Storage_Area_Network.html>
Monetary Authority Of Singapore, Singapore Government
MAS has censured DBS Bank for the shortcomings and inadequate management oversight by the bank of its outsourced IT systems, networks, operations and infrastructure that resulted in the widespread system outage on 5 July 2010. This incident has revealed weaknesses in DBS Bank's technology and operational risk management controls.
**** S'pore Remains The Third Most Expensive Office In Asia Pacific <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1073367/1/.html>
Georgina Joseph, Channel NewsAsia
Singapore remains the third most expensive office location in the Asia Pacific region. That's according to the latest report by Colliers International.
**** DBS CEO Apologises For Outage, Acknowledges Censure By MAS <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1073318/1/.html>
**** Wong Is Wrong Again. <http://singaporeanskeptic.blogspot.com/2010/08/malicious-attack-so-what.html>
Of course, Wong Kan Seng is no stranger to confusing perception with facts; he was the one who said that Singapore had an extremely long coastline.
**** Apple Voted Top Employer Among Entry-level Graduates In S'pore <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1073274/1/.html>
Mustafa Shafawi, Channel NewsAsia
Technology giant Apple has nudged out Singapore Airlines to be the Employer of Choice among entry-level graduates in Singapore, in an annual study by JobsFactory.
**** One Subscriber, Many Phones <http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/DigitalOne/Story/A1Story20100804-230339.html>
Christina Ng, My Paper
Singaporeans are becoming so tech- and gadget- savvy that they buy the latest equipment just to keep up with the Joneses - so much so that, increasingly, many would own multiple phones.
**** 'Hate Anwar' Singapore Vows To Back Najib <http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/pakatan-rakyat/8789-hate-anwar-spore-vows-to-keep-najib-in-power>
Free Malaysia Today
Prominent blogger Tulang Besi has claimed that a well-connected friend from Singapore revealed that the island state has a new policy, which is to ensure that Anwar Ibrahim does not come into power.
**** Babies Cannot Drink On MRT Trains?! <http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2010/08/babies-cannot-drink-on-mrt-trains.html>
Siew Kum Hong
In this case, it was a small minority of commuters who were eating and drinking on trains and generally being anti-social and inconsiderate. Well, crack down on them! But SMRT clearly went overboard and is punishing everyone for the actions of a few, instead of focusing its enforcement efforts only on those few.
**** Jurong East Station â An Absurd Situation <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/08/jurong-east-station-an-absurd-situation/>
Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen
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